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Jaspar Roos

Jaspar Roos manages Future Ideas, one of the largest pan European public private platforms dedicated to the startup and venture eco system. Together with Emerce, a leading online blog, Future Ideas publishes the best European startups of the year. Within Future Ideas, he explores the future in a variety of areas. Topics range from the future of ideas to the future consumer.

Next, Jaspar is Chief Inspiration Officer for DIALOGUES INCUBATOR, the ABN AMRO Bank corporate venturing accelerator for open innovation in the financial industry. Dialogues Incubator has won many prizes & acknowledgements for their ventures and radical innovative projects. Jaspar has been co-managing this incubator since its start in 2007. Jaspar Roos is also Inspiration Catalyst at his own company Inspiration Academy, a platform to facilitate and accelerate inspiration in organizations.

Jaspar is part of numerous advisory, inspiration and executive boards, like Erasmus Medical Center Incubator, Front End of Innovation Europe and Trendwatcher of the Year Election. Jaspar is an international speaker and author on inspiration and (financial) innovation. Jaspar lives by the motto: bring back the fun.

Jaspar's Posts

Trends & Future Thinking

Bitcoin - the big disruptive innovation in finance

As some of you might know, I have been a banker for many years. I still have a natural interest in financial systems, so...

Provocation and Humor in Innovation: Why it is Awesome that Viagra Failed
People & Culture

Provocation and Humor in Innovation: Why it is Awesome that Viagra Failed

When it comes to art of provocation, getting it right (or in this case up) is where it’s at. Don’t think so? There are m...

The 3 Laws of Humor in Social Media
People & Culture

The 3 Laws of Humor in Social Media

There is a saying that it takes fewer muscles to smile than it does to frown. Why do we not incorporate such thinking in...

The 3 Laws of Humor in Collaboration
People & Culture

The 3 Laws of Humor in Collaboration

Let’s face it; organizations undergo unavoidable rituals including reorganizations, layoffs, cost cutting and change of ...

Build your innovation culture - The rise of humor driven innovation
People & Culture

Build your innovation culture - The rise of humor driven innovation

Business guru Guy Kawasaki believes that people generally waiver between two dominant mindsets: microscopes and telescop...

Tinder your business
People & Culture

Tinder your business

If this is the first time you’re hearing about Tinder, I promise it won’t be the last. When you ask famous entrepreneurs...